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A Giraffe Goes to Paris

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A Giraffe Goes to Paris

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A Giraffe Goes to Paris by Mary Tavener Holmes
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Imagine a giraffe that can sail from Alexandria, Egypt, to Marseille, France, in a boat with a special hole for her neck. Imagine a giraffe that can walk from Marseille to Paris in forty-one days, wearing stylish boots and a cape. Imagine a giraffe that captures the attention of a hundred thousand spectators in Paris as she parades through the city, inspiring paintings, poetry, porcelain designs, and even an exotic hairstyle. Imagine Belle, a gift from the pasha of Egypt to the king of France in 1827, a giraffe who made history. This book presents Belle's true story, told in the imagined words of her devoted Sudanese caretaker, Atir, who accompanied her on her journey to Paris and stayed with her till her death eighteen years later. Illustrated with artifacts and paintings from the nineteenth century and with Jon Cannell's jaunty artwork, Belle's remarkable story both captivates and informs. In this title, an author's note and pronunciation guide are included.
Release date Australia
April 1st, 2010
Contributor
Illustrated by John Cannell
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Two Lions
Pages
32
Dimensions
178x229x13
ISBN-13
9780761455950
Product ID
3956814

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